Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have long struggled with a shortage of school nurses, and a group of parents are holding a public meeting Thursday in hopes of changing that.
Parents and others are invited to the meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Providence Pointe neighborhood clubhouse, 15440 Prescott Hill Ave. Organizers will talk about ways to lobby for more nurses locally and at the state level, and later talk about how to advocate for children with allergies.
School nurses are paid by the county. CMS has far fewer than the recommended ratios, and that means nurses often float between schools. Organizer Teri Saurer says that leaves students at risk on days when their schools do not have a nurse. She’s trying to organize support as the school year begins, well before commissioners start their budgeting for 2013-14.
Details: Contact Saurer at 704-541-5963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.